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Disabled World Travel: Accessible Disability Travel Information

  • Synopsis: Information on accessible travel for persons with disabilities with reviews of tours cruises flights and wheelchair accessible accommodation.

Definition: Accessible Tourism

The ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. It encompasses publicly and privately owned tourist locations. Accessible tourism enables people with access requirements, including mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive dimensions of access, to function independently and with equity and dignity through the delivery of universally designed tourism products, services and environments. This definition is inclusive of all people including those traveling with children in prams, people with disabilities and seniors - Defined by Darcy and Dickson (2009, p34)

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The Disabled World disability travel section covers reviews of accessible tours, vacations, and cruises for persons with disabilities including wheelchair accessible accommodation reviews and articles about interesting places to visit and/or vacation around the world. Our holiday travel destinations are listed by continent, as seen in the right hand menu, and include travel tips for those traveling with disabilities and various health conditions.

Many of these travel articles have been written by Disabled World members who wanted to share their traveling experiences with other readers in the hope they will be of assistance to others with disabilities who may be thinking of traveling locally or abroad.

Accessible tourism is the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. It encompasses publicly and privately owned tourist locations.

Specific problems found by the disabled tourist when booking a holiday include:

Disability Travel Tips:

Further Travel Tips for People with Disabilities:

Resources and travel outfits that can help you plan a trip:






Latest Disability Travel Publications

  1. Hotel Industry On Right Track to Full Accessibility
    Report reveals while percentage of American adults with disability staying in hotels remains steady, there has been a sharp decline in obstacles encountered during those visits.
  2. UN Says Accessible Tourism Benefits Everyone
    United Nations officials urge policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with persons with disabilities to work together to make travel more accessible.
  3. Saigon Buddy Tours - Accessible Motorbike Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
    Saigon Buddy Tours is a tour operator offering authentic city, street food and photography tours by motorbike with your own tour guide.
  4. Accomable Launches U.S. Headquarters in Austin, Texas
    Global platform for finding adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people launches in Austin, Texas.
  5. Impact of Age on Wellness Travel Preferences
    State of Wellness Travel Report shows Millennials and Gen X care more about wellness offerings at resorts, hotels and spas than Baby Boomers.

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